A board member of a nonprofit dedicated to protecting coral reefs in the territory confirmed that the group did receive a check from one of Jeffrey Epstein’s attorneys in 2004, and clarified that the organization is not associated with the University of the Virgin Islands.

Steve Prosterman said Wednesday that while he is employed at UVI as a diving and marine field officer — and is also on the board of the nonprofit Reef Ecology Foundation — the two entities are independent of one another.

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